My name is Russ McMullin and I’ve been working in scratchboard for about 20 years. I use this site to talk about scratchboard and related scratchboard products, as well as to talk about great scratchboard artists.
The content I post from other artists generally comes from Google searches in my quest for really cool scratchboard work. A few times I have contacted them directly. When I search I look for images with solid design and a nice handling of value, form, and texture. Basically, I look for images I consider to be excellent examples of scratchboard – images I want to come back to and admire.
I avoid posting images that are too small to see details, or that have watermarks or large copyright symbols on them. I also avoid posting work from sites that make a strong declaration of their copyright restrictions. I figure if someone is worried about having their work copied they might have a problem with me posting it on my site. If you are the copyright owner of work I have posted and would like it removed, I am happy to comply.
Having said that, if there are great scratchboard artists I am missing, I would like to know about them. If I like their work I will certainly post some examples.
If you have an interest in seeing my work, you can find me at www.mcmullincreative.com.